Rating: 4.46 stars
144 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 88
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0

Sweet cranberry pork chops simmered to perfection.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a skillet, brown chops slowly in oil; drain.

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  • Add cranberries, sugar, salt and pepper to chops with 1/2 cup water to start. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for about 45 minutes or until tender but not dry. Add water if necessary to keep chops from drying out.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 13.9g; carbohydrates 29.5g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 37.1mg; sodium 409.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (107)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2007
Awesome. My picky hubby and 6 year old loved it. I changed a few things. For a serving of four: 4 boneless chops, 1 cup fresh cranberries, 3 T sugar, 1/2 t salt, 1/8 t pepper, 1/8 t pumpkin pie spice,1/8 cup water and 1/8 cup oj. cooked as directed, great and easy dish Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2009
We really did not like this. The pork tasted exceptionally strong so I wonder if there was something wrong with our pork chops. By itself the cranberry sauce that the pork simmered in was delicious. I like the taste of cherry or pineapple with pork a lot better. Read More
(2)
144 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 88
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2007
Awesome. My picky hubby and 6 year old loved it. I changed a few things. For a serving of four: 4 boneless chops, 1 cup fresh cranberries, 3 T sugar, 1/2 t salt, 1/8 t pepper, 1/8 t pumpkin pie spice,1/8 cup water and 1/8 cup oj. cooked as directed, great and easy dish Read More
(61)
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2006
Quite tasty. Use thin chops though. I also didn't have fresh or frozen berries so I used the canned whole berry cranberry sauce and omitted the sugar. I would recommend putting in half a large onion it adds a little oompf. As a twist substitute some frozen or canned tart cherries and some herbes de provence(and a little cornstarch to thicken it at the end) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2007
Amazing! Devine! We used orange juice instead of sugar, and added a hot pepper to give it some kick...will definitely make this again (and it's sooo pretty; perfect for a dinner party!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2007
This was delicious!!! I followed others' lead and used a can of whole berry cranberry sauce put in half the sugar and reduced the salt to 1/2 tsp. I misread the pepper and put in 1 full tsp instead of 1/4 but it was actually good - gave it a kick. The meat was tender and moist easy to make perfect for a Friday night dinner. WIll DEFINITELY make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
I've been making this recipe AS IS over two years now and we realize how much we love it every single time. The chops are tender and very juicy. We didn't need a knife. Awesome dish PLEASE give it a whirl. UPDATE: May 2010 / We've been decreasing the amount of white sugar and adding a little brown instead. Regardless these are never not a hit. With anyone. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2006
I wasn't so sure if my family would like this but I had all the ingredients on hand so I gave it a try. I was very pleasantly surprised by how good (and easy) it was! It is nice to have another use for fresh cranberries besides cranberry sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2006
This was delicious. I cut the amount of sugar to 1/2 cup based on other reader reviews and used Splenda to reduce calories. The chops were moist and tender and the cranberry sauce was really tasty. I served with brown rice and green beans with almonds. My daughter (usually not a big meat eater) asked for seconds. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
This was great and moist as is. The only thing I changed was to cook it in the crock pot on high for 4 hours instead of on the stove. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2005
Fabulous! My husband is very picky - came into the kitchen looking warily at the cranberries - and he LOVED these! My daughter did too - ate two of them! Changed nothing - wonderful wonderful wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2009
We really did not like this. The pork tasted exceptionally strong so I wonder if there was something wrong with our pork chops. By itself the cranberry sauce that the pork simmered in was delicious. I like the taste of cherry or pineapple with pork a lot better. Read More
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